This is one of the most picturesque regions in Tasmania, located in the Bay of Fires, north of St Helens in the North East Coast.
The Gardens, Tasmania
The orange lichen on the granite boulders makes them unique but that's not the reason it's called Bay of Fires. The bay was named by Captain Tobias Furneaux in 1773 in response to the many Aboriginal fires he saw burning on its shore.
With its pristine white sandy beaches and turquoise crystal waters, this place is popular for beach activities in the summer and if you are extremely lucky, you may even view a pod of dolphins as they cruise along parallel to the beach.
Beach in Bay of Fires
Getting There :
2.5 hours from Launceston or 3.5 hours from Hobart. From St. Helens town, take Binalong Bay Road (C850) to the turnoff to the C848, which is signposted to The Gardens.